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Koozhakkode Vishnu Dhanwanthari Temple – History – Gods Worshipped

Koozhakkode Vishnu Dhanwanthari temple is located at Chathamangalam on Kozhikode – Kunnamangalam road in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Dhanwanthari and Narasimha.

Legend has it that the temple was initially a Vishnu temple dedicated to Narasimha. Dhanwanthari was consecrated later. Currently the temple is famous as a Dhanwanthari temple.

The darshanam of Dhanwanthari is towards west and Narasimha is towards east. Ganapathi and Ayyappa are worshipped on the wall of the sreekovil or sanctum of Dhanwanthari. The Narasimha temple has Arayil Bhagavathi and Moovanthi Kali as the Upa Devatas. The murti of Arayil Bhagavathi is on the mandapam and Moovanthi Kali faces Narasimha.

Till 1946 CE Varam and Othoottu was performed in the temple. The temple belongs to Paingadavathu, Pathirasseri, Pandikkadavu, Chembakassery and Parakkodu Illams.